Utah Camping: Dinosaurland
Dinosaurs once roamed the Utah travel region known as Dinosaurland. Today visitors roam as well, seeing evidence of that time and more, for this region is enhanced by more than just bones and fossils. Dinosaurland is a land of high mountains, bountiful lakes, trophy-class fishing, great mountain biking, superb hiking, serene float trips, wonderful opportunities for horseback riding, and grand vistas.
Comprising 8,424 square miles, Dinosaurland is located in northeastern Utah and bordered by the states of Wyoming and Colorado, and shares some similar geology with Castle Country and Canyonlands camping regions to the south. The area consists of three distinct geologic areas: from north to south, the Uinta Mountains, the Uinta Basin, and the East Tavaputs Plateau. Three counties — Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah — call the region home.
The High Uintas, the highest mountain range in Utah, stand guard over the area, with Kings Peak, the highest point in Utah, a favorite goal for many backpackers. In addition, there’s an abundance of things to do and see in the Flaming Gorge area, and at Dinosaur National Monument there are about 2,000 dinosaur bones to look and wonder at.